Grew Up a Screw Up

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"Grew Up a Screw Up"
Single by Ludacris featuring Young Jeezy
from the album Release Therapy
Released October 31, 2006
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2006
Genre Gangsta rap
Length 4:00
Label DTP, Def Jam
Songwriter(s) Christopher Bridges, Christopher Wallace, Edgar Winter, Osten Harvey, Jr., Jay Jenkins, Johnny Mollings, Leonardo Mollings, Luis Resto, Marshall Mathers, Tupac Shakur
Producer(s) DJ Nasty & LVM
Ludacris singles chronology
"Need a Boss"
"Grew Up a Screw Up"
"Runaway Love"

"Need a Boss"
"Grew Up a Screw Up"
"Runaway Love"
Young Jeezy singles chronology
"Say I"
(2006) Say I2006
"Grew Up a Screw Up"
(2006) Grew Up a Screw Up2006
"I Luv It"
(2006) I Luv It2006

"Grew Up a Screw Up" is the second single from Ludacris' Release Therapy. The song features Young Jeezy, who Ludacris was previously thought to have beef with and a sample of the late The Notorious B.I.G. who sings the hook "I grew up a fucking screw up." Curiously, in the video, Young Jeezy raps a verse different from the one which appeared on the Release Therapy Disc. The video premiered on BET's 106 & Park as a New Joint on Friday October 13, 2006. The video has already been released on MTV Jams. The video features Slick Pulla and Bloodraw (from CTE).

Music video[edit]

The music video's concept is not as complex as other videos featuring Ludacris. It is shot outdoors, where Ludacris and Young Jeezy rap. Behind them is a screen that shows videos and pictures of the places where they grew up. It was directed by Chaka Zulu and premiered on BET's 106 & Park on October 13, 2006.


The official remix is the video version with an alternate Young Jeezy verse. Rapper's Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, and Brisco freestyled over the beat on Lil Wayne's mixtape 'Lil Weezy Ana Vol. 1'.

Credits and personnel[edit]

The credits for "Grew Up a Screw Up" are adapted from the liner notes of Release Therapy.[1]



Chart (2006) Peak
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[2] 60


  1. ^ (2007) Release notes for Release Therapy by Ludacris (liner notes). The Island Def Jam Music Group (1708937)
  2. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - Issue Date: 2007-01-13" (requires registration). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 

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